What is Economics?

I was just listening to Russ Roberts, a George Mason University Economics professor, and he said something that struck me:

Economics is the study of how to get the most out of life.

I’ve just got to find a way to convey that to my students.

Bluetooth Headphones Won’t Work In Windows 7?

When I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7, I discovered that my bluetooth headphones (Backbeat 903) no longer worked on my Sony Vaio computer. It turns out that Windows 7 doesn’t support something called A2DP, which is required for stereo headphones to work. After some research and work, I discovered that the solution is to download and install a new Bluetooth Stack from Broadcom. I uninstalled my Bluetooth headset from Windows 7, then installed the new drivers. Then, I rebooted and set the headset to be rediscovered by Windows 7. I then opened the Audio panel, and set the headset as the default audio. It now works well.

Making Money On Twitter

A little inside baseball here: Over the years, I’ve tried a large number of advertising networks to help pay for the expenses of this site. The Google Ads have been the most consistent performers, with various Commission Junction affiliate programs I don’t make anything like a full-time income, but then again, I don’t work it like a full time job, either.

My latest effort has been to market ads through my Twitter account. Twittering turns out not to be a lot of work, and the ad network I’ve joined, MagPie, has a lot of potential. The best part is that I don’t have to do anything. Like the Google Ads that magically show up on my blog pages, the Magpie Twitter ads show up on their own as Tweets.

Given the rates they pay out, I think a big-time tweeter, with a couple thousand followers could make some serious money.

Give them a try.